Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
552 Reviews
2.6
552 Reviews
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its usually a pretty easy job and pays okay for essentially doing nothing (in 17 reviews)

  • This is an absolutely Great Company that you should want to work for (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits little room for advancement (in 11 reviews)

  • Pay rates are laughable for anyone under a branch manager level (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Maui

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    No Pros unfortunately for Maui. I understand other states that are good

    Cons

    The company pays peanuts. No raise for over five years. Management is a circus act. No vacation, sick leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees better, and they will be loyal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experience with working for Securitas is ok, but do not want to work in Security field any longer.

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    Current Employee - Badging Officer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Badging Officer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A starting point for new security officers. Somtimes they do have decent paying sites.

    Cons

    No holiday time unless you are scheduled to work that day, no sick time and you do not get paid berievement time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to give long time staff promotions and incentive raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Securitas is a good Company to work for however they listen to their clients to much.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    The pay was good met some good people.

    Cons

    They take their clients side over their officers and were the ones making them look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give people a fair chance don't just fire them so quickly or let employees good ones walk away so easily.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disorganized. Take it if you need to keep the lights on.

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    From what I've seen there is a high level of incompetence so advancing within the company shouldn't be very hard if you keep your motivations to yourself. They provide the uniform and the sites i have been offered are low supervision, good for lone operator personalities.

    Cons

    They do not and will not pay you a living wage at entry level. They make it very clear that you are a subcontractor and as such there are no raises. You are paid based on your job site, the vast majority of which pay between 9 and 11 dollars. Do not expect bank hours. In fact, if you have been told you are going to a day shift position, be skeptical. It's common to see bait and switch. Happened to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Without a great deal of experience within the company i can't give managerial advice. I can say that this is a predatory business model and i would not be part of a company with this ethical standard at a supervisory level, but i understand that not everyone is adverse to preying on others for profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    For a fist security job starting at 9 dollars isn't too bad.

    Cons

    They don't give you a set schedule and the turn over rate is kinda bad. I work 70 hrs and check was about 200$ short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty decent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for overtime if you have open availability.

    Cons

    Managers are very poorly trained. Pay is unreasonably low and the benefits package is so expensive it'll use up most of that low pay. If you have other obligations such as school or children don't expect to receive very many hours, they tend to favor only those who will go anywhere at any moments notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If you enjoy being treated like peons by Branch Management come work here.

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    Former Employee - Security Manager in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Security Manager in Bangor, ME

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Placed at a hospital site that was great to work for. The Human Resource person at the Bangor Maine branch was excellent. Lots of opportunities for OT. Non-physical work.

    Cons

    Branch Management is like the military. Poor communication with staff. Pay is mostly a joke. Benefits are terrible. No sick time or PTO. Medical is expensive and covers almost nothing. Only 1 week of vacation until you hit 5 years...come on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they are people not cattle. Get rid of the military style attitudes and how about giving real benefits!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, excellent staff and company to work for. I work as an Account Manager for DPS schools and I loved the job and all the perks that came with it. I started as a regular officer and worked my way up.

    Cons

    Work long hours, some times you take the job home with you. There's some stress that comes along with this job especially with dealing with student in the school system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job until a unfortunate incident happens in your life.

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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Analyst in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Analyst in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers. A relaxed environment to work in for the most part. Fairly good pay and benefits. Employer attempts to give little perks all along the way with lunches and celebrations.

    Cons

    Employees aren't given the benefit of the doubt. Some co-workers are like sheep that follow orders without thinking first. Management is more concerned with their own jobs to consider the lives of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If something tragic happens to an employee, ask the employee about it rather than believing a newspaper article and then firing employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Sycamore, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Sycamore, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job for anyone. Managers and Supervisor were the best

    Cons

    The hours can really be horrible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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